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Cash from China to Australia in 18 seconds

It turns out cash transfers into Australia from China, Thailand and Singapore can be done within 30 seconds - even if local banks are closed - according to results from a cross-border payment trial that revealed on Sunday.

Ministerial staffer flew business class to China energy conference

A “friend” and staffer of a South Australian assistant minister has travelled business class to China at taxpayers’ expense for a renewable energy conference. The...

Hastie calls for ‘push back’ as coronavirus reveals ‘true cost’ of reliance on China

Prominent Liberal MP Andrew Hastie is calling for a "push back" against the activities of China in Australia as the coronavirus pandemic exposes the costs of "relying too heavily on an authoritarian regime" for our prosperity and economic security.

Can the Australia-China relationship survive a Huawei ban?

TENSIONS between Australia and China finally appear to be easing. Last week, the Prime Minister gave a speech on international education proposing “clearer thinking” on...

We need to talk about China: why Hastie was right to sound the alarm

Finding a way to get the China relationship right and not being afraid to talk about the risks in the relationship as well as...

Growing fears for Chinese-Australian writer who has disappeared in China

The Australian government is searching for information concerning the whereabouts of Yang Hengjun, a prominent Chinese-Australian writer who friends fear has been detained by...

Coronavirus started in China, PM tells mining billionaire

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told billionaire Andrew Forrest to stay away from foreign affairs and stop spreading misinformation about the origins of the coronavirus.

China increases its stake in Australian land

Chinese investors have added another 50,000 hectares to their Australian property portfolio, taking the total area of property under Chinese control to more than...

The dragon and the kangaroo: Australia’s China conundrum

Our region is in a state of dangerous flux, with territorial jostling in the South China Sea and temperatures rising on the Korean peninsula. Renowned...

China, UN blasted by Labor senator over coronavirus response

Senator Kitching said the COVID-19 crisis had also showed signs that the World Health Organisation was being "politicised under Chinese influence".

Smashing the ‘butter fruit’: Australia looks to feed China’s growing avocado demand

Five years ago avocados were virtually unheard of in China, but a rapidly growing middle class has seen demand for foreign avocados skyrocket. Located between...

Detention of an Australian in China is Canberra’s worst nightmare

At around 4.30pm on Tuesday, officials at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra were alerted to concerns that Australian-Chinese writer Yang...